David Bowie: Thank you for the music... and the craziness

David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer.

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer.

Bowie’s artistic breakthrough came with 1972’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, an album that fostered the notion of rock star as space alien.

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